Retired Bishop Says Pope John Paul II ‘Couldn’t Deal’ With Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Criticizes Pope Francis’ Leadership

Geoffrey Robinson, a retired senior bishop in Sydney, Australia, has told the Royal Commission looking into institutional responses to child sexual abuse that Pope John Paul II failed to show leadership and could not deal with the child sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church for decades. Robinson claimed that Pope Francis has also failed to demonstrate the needed leadership.